Searching pdf with Preview

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  1. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

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    Does anyone know how to search a pdf with Preview using multiple terms?

    Example: I searched for battle fatigue, and it showed me every result containing battle (including things like battlefield) and every result containing fatigue. I'm need it to find a specific phrase, not every instance of every word.

    Putting the phrase in quotes returns nothing, as does using + between words.

    Ideas?
     
  2. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

    ergdegdeg

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    Are you sure the phrase is in there? For me, putting the phrase in quotes always works :confused:
     
  3. r.j.s thread starter Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

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    Yes, tried it with a phrase I was staring at in order to test it.
     
  4. r.j.s thread starter Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

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    Just tried quotes again, it worked. Apparently, it didn't like my first phrase.
     

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